Following the upset win of the girls' No. 1 seed Caroline Garcia by American Grace Chin in the US Open Junior girls' singles championships, two other unseeded American girls stepped on to Court 7 hoping for their own upset victory. But it was not to be, as the 6th-seeded girls' doubles team of Irina Khromacheva of Russia and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands took home the US Open Juniors girls’ doubles championship trophies, defeating the American teen tandem of Taylor Townsend and Gabrielle Andrews 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (5).
“It’s a great experience for us, we do so well together and we have so many more US Opens to come,” Townsend said following the match. “I hope to be back here next year with Gaby and hopefully take the title.”
The 15-year-old Townsend and 14-year-old Andrews will certainly learn from the experience. Though they came out strong and were matching the more experienced duo shot-for-shot, they had difficulty converting break points, going two for 12 on the match. Meanwhile, 18-year-old Schuurs and 16-year-old Khromacheva were able to convert two of five break points, and despite exchanging plenty of minibreaks throughout the tiebreak, they closed the American pair out when it counted and were able to prevail.
Though Khromacheva and Schuur have each won juniors Grand Slam titles with other partners, this was their first win together.
On Court 11, two unseeded boys teams battled it out for the juniors boys’ doubles championships, and the all-German team of Robin Kern and Julian Lenz captured the title after defeating Maxim Dubarenco of the Republic of Moldova and Vladyslav Manafov of the Ukraine 7-5, 6-4.
This was 18-year-olds Kern and Lenz first tournament as a doubles team.
| Robin Kern GER |
Julian Lenz GER
| Maxim Dubarenco MDA |
Vladyslav Manafov UKR
| Gabrielle Andrews USA |
Taylor Townsend USA
| Irina Khromacheva RUS (6)|
Demi Schuurs NED (6)